Dr. Jeff Harlig - Director, CSUSM Writing Center
Dr. Vivienne Bennett - Professor of Border Studies, Liberal Studies

Why does the university require
students to write in all their courses?

Why do you think writing
is important for students?

What if student feels that
they have no expertise to
evaluate research material?

What is the role of a thesis and
the thesis statement in a paper?

Does writing in the "outside world"
always present a thesis?

What is the role of data
in social science research?

What is the difference between
"opinion" and "reasoned judgement"?

What is an ideal
student paper for you?

Doing Original Work - Four Case Studies

Case Study 1 - Turnitin: What it Shows

Case Study 2 - Absolute Plagiarism

Case Study 3 - Stringing Quotes Together

Case Study 4 - Correct Work